4th Oxygen Express arrives from India with 200 MT of medical oxygen
The fourth Oxygen Express of the Indian Railways reached Bangladesh today with 200 MT of liquid medical oxygen.
The special train set out from India's Tatanagar at 7:00am carrying 10 containers of liquid oxygen. It reached Bangladesh around 2:30pm through the Benapole Land Port, according to Benapole Immigration Authority.
Linde Bangladesh imported the medical oxygen from Linde India.
Earlier three other Oxygen Express trains delivered 600 MT of liquid oxygen to Bangladesh on July 24, 28 and 30. With this, a total of 800 MT of liquid medical oxygen arrived from India in four days, reports our Benapole correspondent.
After customs formalities were completed, the train set out for Shirajganj where the oxygen-carrying containers will be unloaded, said Dr Neyamul Islam, additional commissioner of Benapole Customs House.
After emptying the oxygen there, the train will return to India on the same route, said customs sources.
On April 24, this year, the state-owned Indian Railways started operating this special oxygen train service to supply liquid oxygen in 480 states across the country.
Bangladesh is the first foreign country where the Oxygen Express has been put into operation to deliver the life-saving gas amid rising Covid-19 infections.